Bethea's Blog

October 27, 2021 - Looking After Yourself and Those Around You!

After years of working with clients, I have noticed that life's difficult and challenging periods often coincide with those times when we're feeling low spiritually. What I tend to tell them, and what I want to share with you now is that it's normal to feel tested and challenged when times get tough or hectic. However, there are things we can do during spiritual struggles that will not only help us stay on our feet, but will help us do a better job of coping and dealing with whatever we're facing.

The most important thing to remember is that you aren't alone. There is strength in numbers, and reaching out to the people you love and who are there to support you through difficult times can make a tremendous difference. So, don't hesitate to reach out to those people around you and make sure to offer support to them as well. Helping others is an excellent technique to free yourself from any entanglement you may find yourself in, and you're sure to get a spiritual boost in the process.

Avoid wasting spiritual energy on worry and fear as these two emotions can be extremely draining. Rather than spending time fretting and worrying, take time out to meditate and clear your head of any negative chatter. Here's a short meditation that uses a breathing technique to help stabilize your concentration. Just set aside five or ten minutes a day to count to four while breathing in and count to four again while breathing out. This exercise is guaranteed to help you achieve a peaceful and calm state while reducing your stress level and boosting your spiritual energy as well.

Do your best to keep positive thoughts in your mind. I know it isn't always easy but, with a little effort, it can be done. When a negative thought pops into your head, or you find yourself dwelling over a negative scenario, stop as soon as you can. Rewind that inner video and replay it but in a positive manner. Say to yourself, "I want this instead..." and restate the thought in terms of what you do want, rather than what you don't want or are fearful of. Over time you'll naturally begin to replace negative thoughts and scenarios with positive, lighter and happier ones. I promise you that these positive thoughts will boost your spiritual energy.

We have and continue to deal with all kinds of stress, compounded by what the pandemic has brought. The important thing to remember is to keep yourself centered and grounded. I hope you will try out my suggestions this week to keep your spiritual energy strong. I also hope you will take some time out to review your next forecast. It should give you a preview of what's ahead and help you organize your week to take advantage of the celestial energy around you.